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Grief Counseling CE Courses Program


The American Academy of Grief Counseling offers four online Continuing Education courses for those who have met the criteria, and would like to complete the requirement for 100 additional hours of continuing education in grief counseling.Grief Courses

Applicants may register for any of the courses provided below. Upon completion of each course, you will be awarded the corresponding continuing education contact hours and receive the CE certificate verifying course completion and the award of education credits. Registration may be completed online, by accessing the links below.

Certification Program

Those seeking Certification in Grief Counseling must successfully complete the four core courses as detailed below. To review Grief Counseling Certification program you can: Access here

Course Fees: Below are listed the required courses for this curriculum. At the end of each course description you will find the course cost listed. All textbooks and learning materials are separate and not included in the course cost.  

 

Psychology/Mental Health Board Approval

The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the South Carolina Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists licensing board, Provider # 4637.

STATE BOARDS OF NURSING AND COURSES WITH APA (AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION) APPROVALS

The following CE courses have provider approvals: The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida State Board of Nursing and the District of Columbia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is a licensed Continuing Education Provider in the State of California, Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15595. For additional information please access here.
The following CE Courses also have Nursing Board Rule Provider Approvals:
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing CE Provider # 50-11975.

 

THE FOLLOWING FOUR GRIEF COUNSELING COURSES HAVE THE FOLLOWING APPROVALS

As AKH, INC., is an Approved Provider of CE by the following:

The American Psychological Association (APA)
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

See Courses Descriptions Below.
(The Optional AKH, INC., Companion Certificate of Completion costs an additional $30.00 per course.)

GC 400 – Death, Dying & Mourning

This online CE course provides a very comprehensive overview of studies, research, and dynamics related to death and dying. Students study many facets of death and dying, as well as major theories, process models, cultural issues, religious issues and other related content. Progression in the course then focuses on processes of mourning and grieving, including effective strategies for assisting the bereaved. Death, dying and mourning is presented also according to various age groups. This course provides for scientific inquiry into death and dying and care of the bereaved. Upon successful completion of this course, students are awarded 30 contact hours of continuing education credits. Course Code: GC 400. Course Cost: $165.00.
$30.00 Optional AKH, INC., Companion Certificate of Completion

 

GC 400 Death, Dying and Mourning
Online January 1, 2024 -December 31, 2024  (Our courses are open for enrollment. This is for our AKH approvals only. We will be renewing our approvals in 2025.)

Accreditation Statement

 
CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

 

 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Credit being awarded: 30 ANCC contact hours.

Pharmacists

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this continuing education activity for 30 contact hours.

Physician Assistants

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 30 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 31, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

Nurse Practitioners
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc.  AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803. This activity is approved for 30 contact hour(s) (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Psychologists

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

 

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 30 clinical continuing education credits.

 Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

GC 410 – Grief Counseling for the Helping Professions

This online CE course provides students with a continuation of course content, based on learning from the above course “Death, Dying & Mourning.” Students continue to study other theories and model processes of grieving, as well as more scientific inquiry into these processes. Case studies are provided which allow students the opportunity to better equate theory into practice. The student continues in this course to study and learn many interventions and modalities for use in grief counseling and bereavement education. Upon successful completion of this course, students are awarded 20 contact hours of continuing education credits. Course Code: GC 410. Course cost: $160.00.
$30.00 Optional AKH, INC., Companion Certificate of Completion

GC 410 Grief Counseling for the Helping Professions
Online January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024 (Our courses are open to enrollment. This is for AKH approvals only. We will be renewing our approvals in 2025.)

Accreditation Statement

 
CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

 

 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Credit being awarded: 20 ANCC contact hours.

Pharmacists

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this continuing education activity for 20 contact hours.

Physician Assistants

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 30 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 31, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

Nurse Practitioners
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc.  AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803. This activity is approved for 20 contact hour(s) (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Psychologists

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

 

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 30 clinical continuing education credits.

 Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

GC 420 – Grief Therapy

This online CE course provides students with a comprehensive study of Grief Therapy as used today in counseling modalities. Students will study attachment theory, loss and the experiences of grief and the process of mourning. Bowlby’s Attachment Theory is presented in-depth in this course and mental health professionals will learn how to apply this theory more effectively in grief counseling practice. This leads into an in-depth presentation of abnormal grief reactions, complicated mourning processes, and when to use more advanced modalities of care and counseling. Students will examine many models of loss and mourning as well as learn accompanying effective interventions to use with clients in mental health counseling and therapy sessions. A focus is also presented on tools and criteria for comprehensive assessments of clients experiencing various types of grief reactions. Students will study grief therapies and learn when to refer clients for such. Other important study in this course includes; counseling in groups, grief as a social phenomenon, assessing for the at-risk bereaved, funeral rituals, and much more. Issues of the counselor’s own grief and burn-out syndromes are also addressed. Special situations of grief and mourning are also explored, such as sudden death, violent death, suicide, child death, death in the elderly and more. Interventions for working with special situations are presented. Through out this course students will study and critique a large number of abstracts of published research related to grief, mourning, death and dying which will add significantly to their overall knowledge base of the subject. Students will acquire a much broader composite of knowledge and skill sets with which to work with grieving clients upon completing this advanced course. Upon successful completion of this course, students are awarded 30 contact hours of continuing education credits. Course Code: GC 420. Course cost: $165.00
$30.00 Optional AKH, INC., LLC Companion Certificate of Completion

GC 420 Grief Therapy
Online January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024 (Our courses are open to enrollment. This is for our AKH approvals only. We will be renewing our approvals in 2025.)

Accreditation Statement

 
CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

 

 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Credit being awarded: 30 ANCC contact hours.

Pharmacists

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this continuing education activity for 30 contact hours.

Physician Assistants

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 30 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 31, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

Nurse Practitioners
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc.  AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803. This activity is approved for 30 contact hour(s) (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Psychologists

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

 

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 30 clinical continuing education credits.

 Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

GC 430 – Working With Grieving Children

This online CE course focuses on working with children suffering a loss. Students learn best methods for working with and talking to children and adolescents about loss and how to provide therapeutic interventions. This course will present learning related to children and adolescents suffering loss of death, divorce, suicides, disabilities and more. The tasks of mourning will be examined from this age groups’ perspective. Students will learn a comprehensive set of communication techniques in working with children and in assisting them to more fully express their feelings of loss. Students will examine children’s fears, how to help them face funerals and memorials and other related dynamics. Content also focuses on abnormal grief reactions and when to refer for therapies. Upon successful completion of this course, students are awarded 20 contact hours of continuing education credits. Course Code: GC 430. Course cost: $160.00.
$30.00 Optional AKH, INC., LLC Companion Certificate of Completion

GC 430 Working with Grieving Children
Online January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024 (Our courses are open to enrollment. This is for our AKH approvals only. We will be renewing our approvals in 2025.)

Accreditation Statement

 
CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

 

 In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Credit being awarded: 20 ANCC contact hours.

Pharmacists

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this continuing education activity for 20 contact hours.

Physician Assistants

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 30 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 31, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

Nurse Practitioners
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc.  AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803. This activity is approved for 20 contact hour(s) (which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Psychologists

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

 

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 30 clinical continuing education credits.

 Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Additional Information

  • All courses are continuing education courses and are provided in online classrooms via our website. Upon enrollment a unique identification and password is provided for classroom access. The online classrooms provide full syllabi and course information, including the course exams and evaluations. Students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on the course examination to pass the continuing education courses.
  • Participants are given two (2) years from the date of enrollment into the first course, to complete the entire program of four (4) continuing education courses.
  • Upon completion of each course, you will be awarded the corresponding continuing education contact hours and receive the CE certificate verifying course completion and the award of education credits.

 

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